9, 2009 Volume 9,
STORM BREWING TO THREATEN GENERAL AVIATION?
a flagging economy weighing heavily, the additional cost and burden of
increased regulatory requirements become even more difficult to bear. As
other industries and sectors of economic activity receive bailouts and
regulatory relief to help them cope with hard times, the opposite could
be the case for general aviation's businesses and participants. Read
FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS ANNOUNCED
Additional TFRs likely over
the mid-Atlantic region January 17-18
restrictions in addition to the Washington Air Defense Identification
Zone (ADIZ) and Washington Metropolitan Flight Restriction Zone (FRZ)
will be in effect for the presidential inauguration on January 20. The
Transportation Security Administration has issued a Flight
Advisory document outlining additional flight restrictions between
the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. local, including a 30NM radius temporary
flight restriction (TFR). All GA flights, including IFR and transits,
will be prohibited, with GA IFR arrivals permitted at three outlying
airports - Dulles, Baltimore-Washington International, and Manassas
Regional. Diversion airports will include Easton (ESN), Stafford
Regional (RMN), and Carroll County (DMW). For complete information, read
8/4901. There also will likely be additional flight restrictions
announced over Philadelphia, Wilmington, Delaware, and Baltimore on
January 17, as well as over Washington on January 18 for events
involving the President-Elect on the days leading up to inauguration
day, so pilots will need to check Flight Service before taking off.
CONFIRMATIONS INCLUDE NEW WOMEN FLY AIR SHOW
of the world's top air show performers have already confirmed their
participation at the daily air shows during this year's EAA AirVenture
Oshkosh July 27-August 3, including more than a dozen women who will
participate in special "Women Fly" air show activities on
Friday, July 31, and Sunday, August 2. Other invited performers include
those with Canadian ties or aircraft to honor 100 years of aviation in
Canada; second-generation air show standouts Matt Younkin and Kyle
Franklin; Chuck Aaron and the Red Bull aerobatic helicopter, which made
a spectacular debut at Oshkosh in 2008; plus annual favorites like Sean
D. Tucker, Mike Goulian, the AeroShell Aerobatic Team, and the Warbird
FLY AWAY IN AN LSA (WITH
FREE GAS, TOO!)
Enter EAA's 2009 'Share the Spirit'
only will the grand prizewinner of this year's EAA 'Share the Spirit'
Sweepstakes take home a brand new FlightDesign MC light-sport aircraft,
but the lucky ticket holder will also receive a Chevron Alliance charge
card with $10,000 aviation fuel credit and 50,000 points in the "FlyBuys"
rewards program! Other sweepstakes prizes include a RotorWay A600 Talon
kit and $20,000 educational credit to help you build it; a John Deere
Select Series X700 Ultimate tractor; a Canon EOS 50D Kit with lens; and
a Bose Wave Music System. You can't win if you don't enter, and it's
never been easier to do so. To learn more, visit www.airventure.org/sweepstakes.
EAA FLIGHT DEPARTMENT
PLANNING FOR THE NEW YEAR
the snow is falling here in Wisconsin, it is the time of year that EAA
plans its aircraft outreach for the New Year. EAA Director of Aircraft
Operations Sean Elliott would like to remind everyone that if you have
an interest in volunteering in any capacity (pilot, mechanic, tour
coordinator, etc.) with EAA aircraft operations programs, now is the
time to send us your information. Over the next few weeks, the flight
department will be evaluating its needs and adding to our roster of
volunteers as necessary. For more information on the various roles and
requirements, please refer to this article, 7
Ways to Participate in EAA Flight Operations, from a past issue of
EAA Sport Aviation. If you are already interested in becoming an EAA
volunteer for EAA Aircraft Operations programs, please e-mail your
resume to Sean at email@example.com.
NOMINATIONS FOR 2009 TONY
BINGELIS AWARD OPEN THROUGH FEB. 1
annual Tony Bingelis Award recognizes deserving EAA Technical Counselors
for their dedicated service and/or significant contributions in
assisting members to build and restore aircraft. Honorees are carefully
chosen by a committee of their peers as outstanding examples of people
whose contributions have positively affected members' aircraft building
or restoration projects. To nominate a Technical Counselor in your
Chapter for this year's Tony Bingelis Award, to be presented at
AirVenture 2009, please contact the EAA Safety Programs Office at
888-322-4636 ext. 6864. Nomination forms are also available here.
The nomination deadline is February 1, 2009.
HIS WINGS' UPDATE:
Back in the Air
12-13 - "It felt so good to get back in the air again this week.
three weeks since my last lesson, it took a few laps around the pattern
to get comfortable behind the controls again. We made it down each time,
but most of the landings weren't admirable.
On my second flight this week I made
several good landings back-to-back. Since the last couple lessons were
difficult, my morale needed this one. I can't tell you how good a good
landing feels! Watch the blog to see them all." - Brady
Brady Lane, EAA multimedia journalist,
is taking flight lessons in pursuit of his sport pilot certificate, and
he's sharing the experience in real time on EAA's website, "Earning
My Wings: A Video Blog About Learning to Fly."
HOMEBUILDING HINT OF THE
An 'Indirect' Riveting Technique
week, Wally Anderson, a Technical Counselor and member of EAA's
Homebuilt Aircraft Council, demonstrates how to drive a rivet in
hard-to-reach places, like ailerons and flaps. Watch
If you have a hint to share with your
fellow EAAers, we'd love to hear from you! Drop us a note at Info@EAA.org,
and please put "Hints" in the subject line.
LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE
AT SPORTAIR WORKSHOPS
is still some limited space available in several sessions at this
weekend's EAA SportAir Workshops being held in Prescott, Arizona, as
well as next weekend's workshops scheduled for Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Space
is available at Prescott's Composite Construction, Electrical Systems
& Avionics, Fabric Covering, and What's Involved in Kitbuilding
In Oshkosh (January 17-18), you can still sign up for Sheet Metal,
Composite Construction, Electrical Systems & Avionics, Fabric
Covering, Discover Aircraft Building, Gas Welding, and What's involved
Next month workshops are scheduled for Lakeland, Florida (February
14-15), and Chesapeake, Virginia (February 21-22). Learn more about
course offerings at the SportAir
Workshops website, or call 800-967-5746 and start building your
WHERE ARE YOU FLYING THIS
Chapter 914 Pancake Breakfast - Greenville, Texas
Stop on by Hangar 8 across from terminal at Greenville for a pancake
breakfast, followed by chapter meeting and discussion of aircraft
blueprints. Contact LaNell Brown, 903-454-9579, or send
Sporty's Fly-In - Clermont
County/Sporty's Airport, Batavia, Ohio
A Sporty's Hot Dog Fly-In takes place every Saturday at Clermont County
(I69). Free hot dogs from noon-2 p.m. For more information, visit www.sportys.com
or contact contact: Jason Pruitt at 513-735-9500 (Send
And for more information about these events,
or to find/submit others, visit www.EAAcalendar.org.
EAA 'TIMELESS VOICE OF
THE WEEK': BILL NEWTON
enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in June of 1942, Bill Newton went on
active duty in December that year. He lacked the two years of college
necessary at the time to enter the Aviation Cadet Program for powered
flight training, so Newton was sent to Texas for glider training. When
the two-year college requirement was dropped, he took an exam and was
accepted into Aviation Cadets. He completed his training as a B-24
Liberator pilot and was sent overseas to Metfield, England, where he
joined the 491st Bomb Group in June 1944. Unfortunately, Bill's airplane
was shot down on his fifth mission, and became a POW at Stalag Luft 1 in
Barth, Germany. Watch
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From time to
time I like to reference a back issue of e-Hotline,
but I don't always save my copies. Is there a place
online where you archive past issues?
Yes, there is an extensive archive of back issues
located on the EAA Members Only website. Go to http://members.eaa.org,
log in with your username and password, they look
under the "Resources" menu for
Have a question?
To ask a question regarding government issues,
For questions about registration, airmen, aircraft
and medical certification, safety records,
performance, or any other matter, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
EAA's Skiplane Fly-In and 56th anniversary
celebration of the association is scheduled for
January 24 at Pioneer Airport.
Photo from the 2007 fly-in by Bonnie Kratz.
this wallpaper image at the EAA
website, where you can choose among several different
resolutions to suit
your screen...or select an image from the archive.
PIPISTREL VIRUS SW NOW IN
Pipistrel has announced that the second generation of Virus aircraft is
now in serial production. The Virus SW is the only light aircraft that
combines pure speed with unprecedented fuel economy. The NASA challenger
winner has been further refined and optimized for better performance.
Deliveries are now in full swing. The aircraft can be equipped by either
the Rotax 912 UL2 (80 hp) or 912 ULS (100 hp) powerplants and a large
variety of avionics options. Learn more at www.pipistrel.si.
RECEIVES U.S. TYPE CERTIFICATION
Found Aircraft Canada Inc, manufacturer of the Expedition E350, has been
granted type certification for the Expedition E350 by the FAA. The type
certification includes both day and night Visual Flight Rules (VFR) and
Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) for the E350 tricycle gear aircraft as
well as the E350 with Aerocet 3400 and 3500L floats installed.
The Expedition offers incredible STOL performance, and its rugged
landing gear allows it to operate from short unprepared airstrips,
according to the company. It has a full fuel payload of more than 900
pounds, which means the E350 can carry four passengers up to 200 pounds
each, and 100 pounds of baggage more than 700 nautical miles.
Learn more at www.ExpeditionAircraft.com.
WHITSON TO SPEAK AT WAI CONFERENCE
Peggy Whitson, called NASA's most experienced astronaut with 377 days in
space, will be a keynote speaker on Saturday, February 28, 2009, at
Women in Aviation International's 20th anniversary conference in
Atlanta, Georgia. Whitson made her first space mission in
2002, with an extended stay aboard the International Space Station as a
member of Expedition 5. In 2007, she became the first female commander
of the International Space Station on Expedition 16, during which she oversaw
the first expansion of the station's living and working space in more
than six years. Conference registration is available at www.WAI.org/09conference.
DEVELOPMENTS INCLUDE FLOATS
After assuming control of Air-Cam production, Lockwood Aircraft Company
has made several developments on the twin-engine kit-built aircraft.
Lockwood engineers and staff have pursued an amphibious float system;
redesigned engine mounts to accommodate turbocharged 115-hp Rotax 914
powerplants, plus updates for the latest 100-hp 912S engines.
Improvements also include partial and full enclosures to better shield
aft-seat occupants. In addition to float system work, Air-Cam staff are
working on development of a new 914 turbo engine package with constant
speed reverse pitch props for float-equipped Air-Cams, a new camera
mount, and updates of all Air-Cam manuals. Learn more at www.AirCam.com.
NIGHT VISION FOR GA
Nivisys has produced the NVAG-6, the first night vision goggles
certified by the FAA for civilian use. Designed for use with fixed and
rotary winged aircraft, the company foresees wide use in many after-dark
flight operations, such as offshore oil rigging, logging, power line and
high-rise work, and search and rescue. Powered by two AA
batteries, the lightweight unit is made of anodized aluminum and can be
mounted to a variety of helmets. The eyepieces work for operators
wearing prescription glasses or contacts and are individually
adjustable. The goggles automatically turn off when the helmet mount is
flipped up, which prevents tube damage in case of exposure to bright
Learn more at www.nivisys.com.